‘I Couldn’t Believe What I Was Seeing,’ Vancouver Lotto Max Winner09/01/2019
A Vancouver man has his eyes set on a luxurious new set of wheels after winning $1 million after matching all seven numbers in the Lotto Max Maxmillions draw held Friday, December 21, 2018.
“I’ve always loved the body style of a Mercedes CLS63,” said Stanley Yan. “I’ve always wanted to get it but never had the money. Now is my opportunity to own one.”
The Vancouverite checked his ticket in the same store he purchased it, the Medicine Shoppe on Victoria Drive in Vancouver. “I checked it at the self-checker. My first thought was is this real? I checked it again and still didn’t believe it. I was shocked. I didn’t go to the retailer, I went straight home and told my family.”
Yan and his mom hugged and jumped for joy once they double-checked the winning ticket on the BCLC website. “My dad was home too and he was very, very happy.”
Besides a new car, Yan has a lot to think about for the future. “I never thought this would happen in my lifetime so I didn’t plan for it," he said. “Apart from the car, I have nothing else planned. Maybe I will take a nice vacation and put down whatever is left on a place of my own.”
Yan added, “I feel relieved because it makes life more comfortable and easier.”
Yan is 1 of 39 British Columbians to win a Lotto Max Maxmillion prize in 2018. Lotto Max customers in B.C. have until 7:30 p.m. (PDT) on Friday evenings to purchase a ticket for that night’s draw.
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